On our trip to DC we also did some investigating in regards to the confiscated video tapes.
We conveniently stayed at the Sheraton National on the 14th floor with an amazing view of the pentagon and all the potential flight paths.
This made it convenient to look into the situation about the video that was confiscated from the Sheraton.
Russell Pickering describes what we found out:
This is what we discovered about video cameras in the area. The first quote is from the FBI in regards to the FOIA filed by www.flight77.info...
The documents can be viewed here too at full size: www.pentagonresearch.com...
Now the FBI says:
"I also conducted a search of the FBI's Electronic Case File System, Investigative Case Management System, and other evidence databases for
any videotapes in the possession of the FBI from the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. I did not locate any such video tape." (Maguire
This is purely B.S.. Also, the notion that the FBI missed getting that camera after acquiring 85 total videos that they admit to having is B.S.. It
would have had a very valuable view and would have been in the top two most obvious non-military locations to check first - the other being the Citgo
(I'll deal with that in the next post). The following photo is to locate and document the video camera that was at the Sheraton.
This is the exact same location now. Note how the old camera is missing and the new camera appears to be the same model as the new camera at the
Pentagon wall, the Annex and the same as we saw at the military buildings in Pentagon City (in the following posts).
This is taken from the room. The importance of this is that the camera would have been nearly the closest one and would certainly have been able to
confirm or deny what all of the eyewitnesses on Columbia/Pike told us. But it is mysteriously removed?
Trying to give the benefit of the doubt we attempted to investigate this. Dylan and I both had tried many calls to the general manager Paul Giovanni
prior to the trip. Then while there in person I went to his office 3 times. Once Dylan and I went together and left a handwritten note with his
assistant explaining the request to see him.
I watched his assistant go talk to him and he lied and made excuses just 40 feet away from us. She finally ran into me in the lobby and said he
refused to talk with us. She was very nice. He knew what I looked like and I was in a situation twice to catch him out of his office but he avoided
I tried the security manager too. He had only been there two years and referred me to the offices upstairs. So I went to the offices for a forth time
and was able to catch the assistant manager. I can't remember her name right now. She was very diplomatic and guarded. I told her after my refused
phone calls I had gone to Sheraton corporate and legal departments and was also refused even an official statement. She told me that the National
Sheraton was a franchise Sheraton and that Paul Giovanni was the highest level of authority there. That might be a research path for somebody to
investigate - who the franchise holders are and their affiliations!
I explained to her the implications of Paul Giovanni appearing to be hiding something in such an important situation. I also explained that the FBI
had published documents regarding the video and all I was doing was trying to do was confirm the veracity of the statement.
Really all he had to do was meet with me and lie and say they had no video taken. But the fact he took the avoidance path makes me 90% sure he didn't
want to tell the truth and conflict with the FBI. Then I said I would ensure this information and Paul Giovanni's name was broadly disseminated via
film, radio and articles. She wrapped up our conversation with his business card and suggested I try writing him. I will do that registered mail later
to see what happens.
I then asked her if it was possible to go to the roof of the Sheraton to get an overall photo. She said I would have to gain permission from the
Pentagon police. I thought that might be bull but it was later confirmed when we were detained by the Pentagon police and their special agents. One of
the things they were most concerned about was what photos we had taken from the Sheraton. That is supposed to be a civilian location and none of their
business. That is why I think it would be interesting to see who holds the franchise. The ridiculous thing about their obsession with photos of the
area is that the Pentagon website itself has more photos and details posted than we could have recorded ourselves.
My assessment in regards to the Sheraton video is that we are being lied to. The camera is well documented to have been there before and after 9/11.
The tape is "missing" now and the camera has been physically removed. The general manager Paul Giovanni is terrified to talk about it and everybody
there is tight lipped and don't even want you to take photos from the Sheraton. It is all wrong and does not add up.
Something is being hidden without a doubt!
Now if one "missing" critical camera isn't enough for you, then read the next post coming up. Because the next most critical camera is also gone.